Saving Money By Getting Married In Iceland: A Public Radio Producer’s Story

We ended up getting married late at night because the officiant couldn’t get there any earlier — but that turned out to be perfect because it cut down on lingering tourists.

Reader, I Eloped With Him

It was lunchtime. We finally said, “Eff it,” and went to Ruby Tuesday. I think his mom paid.

I Have No Idea How Much My Wedding Cost (And I Helped Pay)

My parents were never good with money. What they taught me about finances, they taught me by showing me what not to do. So it was no surprise that my parents didn’t have anything saved for my wedding.

The Cost Of Things: Engagement Photos

Romance is fine and good but how much money are we talking about?

Finding Out If Your Mom Plans To Pay For Your Wedding

It was time to have the talk — the one where I found out if my mom had any money set aside for our weddings and what implications that might have on planning a wedding in the future.

The Cost of Things: Eloping in England

Flowers: We forgot to buy any, but the coffee shop we stopped in before the ceremony had little jars of yellow roses on the tables. We asked if we could take one, just for an hour or so, and brought them back after they’d done their part.

5 Ways the Wedding Industry Is Plotting to Destroy Us

Take it slow, because whatever numbers you and your fiance have come up with will be quickly obliterated.

Getting Cold Feet About Your Wedding … Dress

how to get a vastly cheaper Dress #2 that will still make you happy

The Cost of Things: A Family Wedding in the DR

Lodging: Free! The advantage to having a huge family is that there are so many places to stay!

Two Weddings, One Summer

I’m getting to that age—the age in your twenties when a portion of your summer is dedicated to witnessing people you know get hitched. This summer was the first time I attended more than one wedding. Some numbers

Expenses Relating to My Wedding That I Couldn’t Possibly Have Anticipated

“This is your dress?” she asked from behind a wall, around the corner of which I could see a huge wooden table covered in lace and pins. “Oh, good. It’ll be ready tomorrow.”

The Last (Profane but Awesome) Word on Weddings

Pre-Nups: Maybe Necessary, Necessary, Offensive, or Harmless?

A prenup is:

a) Only necessary if one of the parties is a money-grubbing wench/weasel.
b) Imperative, considering the insanely high divorce rate. You’d be an idiot not to demand one.
c) Totally and completely offensive. If your beloved asks you to sign one, you’re better off running for the hills.
d) Nothing to be scared of.

Dear Prudence: Mom Making Daughter’s Wedding for a Do-Over for her Own

Wedding Dress Shopping Oh the Horror

On some level, it seems so pleasant, doesn’t it? Put on your nicest bride-iest underwear, grab your best gal pals, your mom, your sister, anyone composed of at least 65% estrogen or willing to pretend, and descend on Kleinfeld’s.